In November, households’ consumption in goods decreased very slightly (–0.1%)Household consumption expenditure on goods - November 2011

In November, households’ expenditure in goods decreased by 0.1% in volume*, after having increased by 0.1% in October. On the one hand, consumption of car purchases bounced. But on the other hand, consumption of textile-leather and expenditure in energy products decreased.

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Paru le : 04/01/2012
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In November, households’ expenditure in goods decreased by 0.1% in volume*, after having increased by 0.1% in October. On the one hand, consumption of car purchases bounced. But on the other hand, consumption of textile-leather and expenditure in energy products decreased.

[* Volumes are chained and all figures are trading days and seasonally adjusted.]

Engineered goods : slightly increasing

Durables : increasing

Households’ expenditure in durables increased in November (+1.5%), after the decrease in October (-0.3%). This is due to car purchases which bounced (+3.2% after -1.1% in October), on the new and second hand markets. Expenditure in household durables nevertheless declined (-0.5% after +0.9%).

Textile-leather : decreasing

Purchases in textile and leather decreased in November (-2.1%) after an increase the previous month (+3.7%).

Other engineered goods : slightly decreasing

Consumption expenditure in other engineered goods slightly decreased in November (-0.5%, after +1.0% in October). Those in hardware are notably in sharp decline.

graph1_new_ang – Total consumption of goods

graph2_new_ang – Food and engineered goods

graph3_new_ang – Decomposition of engineered goods

Food products : slightly decreasing

Consumption in food products slightly decreased in November (–0.1% after -0.2% in October). Expenditures in tobacco notably continued to decline, related to an increase of tobacco prices mid-October.

Energy : decreasing too

With mild temperatures in comparison to normal seasonal levels, consumption of energy products decreased again in November (–0.8% after –1.1% in October), mainly because of a drop in expenditures in fuel and electricity. .

The evolution of household consumption in goods in October is revised to +0.1% instead of 0.0%.

The increase of household consumption in goods is now estimated at +0.1% in October, instead of a stability estimated the previous month.

This revision is notably due to the integration of new information concerning expenditure in health products, as well as the revision of seasonality.

tab1_eng – Households consumption expenditures in goods

In chained billion euros
Households consumption expenditures in goods
Sept. Oct. Nov. Nov.11/
2011 2011 2011 Nov.10
Food products 14.697 14.661 14.644
Change (%) 0.6 –0.2 –0.1 0.0
Engineered goods 20.477 20.649 20.689
change (%) 0.4 0.8 0.2 –1.9
Of which:
Automobiles 4.880 4.828 4.980
Change (%) 2.7 –1.1 3.2 –5.1
Household durables 5.057 5.100 5.077
Change (%) 1.1 0.9 –0.5 1.4
Textile-leather 3.778 3.918 3.837
Change (%) –2.6 3.7 –2.1 0.0
Other engineered goods 5.731 5.786 5.757
Change (%) 0.0 1.0 –0.5 0.6
Energy 6.368 6.297 6.249
Change (%) –2.7 –1.1 –0.8 –6.9
Including petroleum products 3.892 3.860 3.838
Change (%) –3.9 –0.8 –0.6 –8.0
Total 41.493 41.537 41.502
Change (%) –0.1 0.1 –0.1 –2.1
Manufactured goods 36.034 36.128 36.112
Change (%) 0.1 0.3 0.0 –1.8

    graph4_new_ang – Energy